Distance from Earth
g 28.44 ly
Star Service No.
g 5.3 billion years
g 1.18 ± 0.11 R☉; 107.6%; 6,045 K
g [Fe/H] = −0.21; slightly metal-poor but close to Sol
Comparison to Sol
g See chart (similar to Sun)
Picture of star
Star system features
g WDS lists a companion, but this is probably in error
g In 2006, astronomer Margaret Turnbull labelled star as the top stellar system top candidate to search for extraterrestrial life forms. Because of its solar-type properties, astrobiologists have listed it among the most astrobiologically interesting stars within 10 parsecs of Sol. High probability of life, as similar to Sol. Porto de Mello lists it as one of 13 nearby astrobiologically interesting stars.
View from star
(Star systems with 10 light years)
Map locating star system
Location in Earth sky
g In the constellation Canes Venatici, it is the second-brightest star. Along with the brighter star Cor Caroli, the pair form the "southern dog" in this constellation that represents hunting dogs.
g Gl 475; HD 109358; HIP 61317; BD: +42° 2321; YPC 2895.00; LHS 2579; Beta CVn; Chara; Asterion; 8 CVn; HR 4785; LTT 13552; GCTP 2895.00; SAO 44230; FK5 470; LFT 924, NSV 5725
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